Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it.

T. Alan Armstrong

Matt started RacePenguin in an effort to combine his passion for philanthropy and his love of competitive sports. As the idea developed for a company that focused on racing for a cause, he realized that what race directors need is a relationship-based, comprehensive solution to help maximize the vast potential of their race.

Simply put, RacePenguin is here to serve as an invested partner and help make the community even more proud of what you do.

Meet Our Team

Matt Czarnecki – Co Founder &

Timing Director

Matt has been timing and producing endurance sports events since the company’s inception in 2013, and has helped over 400 events become successful with RacePenguin’s support.  A native of Ohio, he attended The Ohio State University and was a member of the OSU Triathlon Team. He now takes part in endurance sports of all varieties.  In addition to training for his own races, he lends his time and knowledge to help coach High School Boy’s Cross Country.

Will Chappell – Lead Timer &

Registration Systems Engineer

Will, a Columbus Native, has a background in technology.  A former IT team member in the finance world – has come to RacePenguin to lend his expertise in web development, registration systems management, and is one of our top lead timers.

Staying very active – Will can be often be found running with the Grandview Run Club, or around Columbus at one of the rock climbing gyms.

RacePenguin's Services

Check out what RacePenguin can do to make your race great!

Upcoming Events

  1. The Build Up – USAF Races

    June 16 @ 7:00 am - September 15 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Run With The Pack for Pets Without Parents Animal Shelter

    June 23 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
  3. Mile Madness

    June 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Madeira 2 Miler

    June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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